John Lim

Executive Director,

Senior Advisor,
Ministry of Health, Singapore

Professor John CW Lim is founding Executive Director of the Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE) at the Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School (Duke-NUS), inaugural Chairman of the Consortium for Clinical Research & Innovation Singapore (CRIS), Senior Advisor at Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH), and Policy Core Lead at the SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute (SDGHI).  He is Professor of Practice at Duke-NUS and the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health.

Formerly Chief Executive Officer of Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority and Deputy Director of Medical Services (Industry & Research Matters) in MOH, Professor Lim has also held other senior positions in Singapore’s Health and Education ministries. His current roles promote capacity building and scientific excellence for health products regulation, health policies and systems in Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific. 

Professor Lim is a member of the Singapore Food Agency Board, APEC Life Sciences Innovation Forum’s Executive Board, Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative Leadership Group, US Pharmacopoeia (USP) Council of the Convention as Asia-Pacific Chapter Chair, USP Quality Institute’s Advisory Group, Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science’s Scientific Advisory Council, and St Andrew’s Mission Hospital Board. 

In 2018, Professor Lim received the Drug Information Association’s Global Connector Inspire Award for leadership in promoting global collaboration to advance healthcare products to patients, and the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society’s highest Founder’s Award recognising substantial sustained impact in shaping regulatory practice and policy over the course of his career.